Posts Tagged ‘FTC’
Reuters reports that Kevin Trudeau will have to pay $37.6 million for violating FTC settlement over his TV ads selling supposed cures for AIDS and other ills.
The Federal Trade Commission’s recent release of draft proposals to help save the floundering journalism profession hasn’t made many people happy.
The 47-page document, “Potential Policy Recommendations to Support the Reinvention of Journalism,” lays out a number of suggestions to help aid the struggling newspaper business, which, it says, is “moving through a significant transition in [...]
WASHINGTON — The Federal Trade Commission recently did something rare if not unprecedented for a regulatory agency: It decided not to regulate because of First Amendment concerns.
The commission’s decision to step back where other agencies rush ahead came on the subject of violence in the media. In a little-noticed report issued April 12, the FTC [...]
Never does the ponderous machinery of government and commerce rev up so quickly as when the republic is threatened by, uh, sex.
The sex this time is in a video game, the San Andreas version of Grand Theft Auto, the world’s most popular game series and long criticized for its violent content. Earlier this month, discovery [...]
Outside the midtown studios of the Fox News Channel on the second night of the Republican Convention in New York, more than 1,000 indignant protesters engaged in a “shut-up-athon.” Shouting “Fox lies, people die,” they charged the cable network with being “a mouthpiece for the Republicans.”
I encounter less volatile versions of this groupthink when friends [...]
Telemarketing presents a classic clash between privacy and freedom of speech. Many residents believe telemarketing calls invade their privacy. Some business owners counter that telemarketing is a lawful way to inform people about their services, and that regulations violate their First Amendment free-speech rights.
Federal and state legislators have passed numerous laws [...]
SAN FRANCISCO — Free expression is under siege — as
It was clear from the discussion yesterday on “The State of Free
Expression (at the real start of the
new millennium)” that new ways, some ingenious, some unintended, always
pop up to isolate, reduce, control or shut down free expression.
But some speakers also noted ways in which people, [...]